Whether you own a residential or commercial property, it’s important to know what kind of wear your roof has sustained and look for signs of adverse issues.
Some reasons you may need a roof inspection include:
Warranty protection: Many warranty agreements require property owners to perform a roof inspection on a set basis for the warranty to remain in effect.
Check for weathering: The quality of your roof will slowly deteriorate if it isn't properly maintained. An inspection can help you to spot problem areas early.
Leak assessment: There’s nothing worse than a leaking roof. Simple as that.
Drainage issues: A roof inspection can spot pile-ups of leaves and debris in your gutters and help prevent an issue down the road.
Preemptive checks: Just because you don’t have reason to believe your property has taken on new damage doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea to check. Inspections, even beyond those required by your warranty, can help you spot weathering patterns and make fixes before a problem even emerges.
A drone can create accurately scaled images and keep results consistent across an entire project.
With the aid of a drone, roof inspections (and site inspections overall) don’t take long. In the past, roof inspectors needed to make measurements from the ground and then climb up to the roof to finish the job.
The point of a roof inspection is to increase the safety of your building. With drone aerial photography, you can take images from vantage points that humans can’t safely reach. Taking drone images of the top of a chimney, for example, is far safer than standing on a ladder or on top of a building. Using a drone for some or all of your roof inspections can help to reduce the level of risk associated with your project.
By utilizing drone technology labor costs are dramatically reduced (and potential insurance payouts for injured workers).